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Underwater freestyle kicking

It’s all about the kick

I ask myself the question constantly: “What do I know about triathlons and endurance events?” I’ve been doing them for close to 20 years and before that, I ran at an elite level. In multisport I’ve competed as an elite in 10 world champs, numerous points race, and in total close to 40 major international races around the globe. Yet, I ask myself the question above repeatedly. I see so many triathletes training in the […]

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Do you need a coach?

Is getting a coach for you? How will a coach help? The Myth Only the pros need coaching The Reality You do not need to be a pro athlete to have a coach. In fact, there is probably more need for the non-pro to have a coach, than the pro! The Dilemma Over-training, under-training, peaking and injuries – bumps that become hurdles that become walls in any athlete’s running career Let’s look at a runner’s […]

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The IronCowboy: 50 IRONMAN, 50 states, 50 days

For most people, the thought of completing just one IRONMAN triathlon is a daunting one. Now imagine doing 50 of them, in all 50 states of the USA, in 50 days! On 6 June, James Lawrence dubbed the “IronCowboy” after he completed a marathon in a patterned cowboy hat, began a quest to complete this seemingly impossible feat. The stunt, which began in Hawaii, had many sceptical at first, not least because of the physical […]

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Become a triathlete this winter

Winter is typically a time when most sporting activities shift into reverse gear and play second fiddle to the TV and X-box.  But you don’t have to roll over so easily! For serious athletes, winter is when the hard work is done: thousands of kilometres on the bike and lap upon lap of a heated pool, not to mention several pairs of running shoes worn out. If you are new to the multisport tribe and have decided to take […]

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Bryton Amis S630R multisport GPS watch

The Bryton Amis S630R is a stylish and lightweight multisport watch. With an impressive appearance, it provides not only the functionality for sports but also the elegance to match outfits for every occasion. The advanced notification feature through Bluetooth Smart technology* allows you to access the latest weather forecast and get notified if you receive a phone call. Upload and Share your activities with the Bryton Sport Mobile App, so that your friends are in […]

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Dark horse Richard Murray eyes Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town apple cart

The big question in triathlon this weekend is: Will it be another 1-2 for Javier Gomez (ESP) and Jonathan Brownlee (UK) or will the South African favourite Richard Murray upset the apple cart at Sunday’s Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town? Sunday’s action over the 1 500m harbour swim, 40km beach side bike and 10km run starts and finishes at the V&A Waterfront. The Cape Town race is the second event in the ITU World Triathlon […]

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Enjoy The Beach, Stay Fit These Holidays

While you might want to relax on the beach on holiday, you also want to enter 2014 healthy and fit, don’t you? You’re away from home, possibly without bike, surfski, maybe even without your running shoes. How will you possibly train? How about maximising your holiday and getting a workout like a lifeguard at the same time? What you’ll need Swimsuit, goggles and a bright coloured cap (for visibility in the water) Method 1 Hit […]

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Supplement Confessions From The Don

I read with fascination on Twitter and Facebook, both highly credible sources of information of course, athletes and weekend warriors espousing the benefits of their chosen supplement or energy potion. Now I am a big believer in correct, calculated and careful supplementation but let’s be honest here, most of you are getting a little carried away by the effect of your mootie. The key to a good supplement is in fact, to not feel anything. […]

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Four Swimming Drills To Perfect Your Pull

In last issue’s article I focused on the catch. A good catch leads to an effective pull, so now is probably a good time to look at the three important pull phases. Your pull can lead to the biggest improvement in your stroke. Phase 1 Downward During the first phase, the hand enters the water in line with the shoulder. The hand must be relaxed and flat. Your fingers must be together with your thumb […]

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Suunto Ambit 2S Review

The Ambit 2S is a sleeker, lighter multisport version of the original Ambit. It is ANT+ compatible so you can link to a host of pods including power meters. It offers a range of analytical info for HR, beat to beat measurement, EPOC etc. You have to rely on GPS altitude which is fine for most urban uses. I like a wrist unit (and background software) that is easy to use and intuitive. Both should […]

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